Wednesday, February 29, 2012

March Gardening Calendar

March Gardening Calendar
Fertilize winter flowering annuals with a blooming type fertilizer. Water in all granular type fertilizers.
Tattered Liriope leaves can be cut either with a weed eater or your lawn mower set on its highest setting.
Lawns should have lime at least yearly. Have you limed your lawn lately? Use 40 pounds per 1000 square feet.
Start spring flowers and tomatoes from seeds indoors. It takes about 6 weeks to get strong seedlings.
Spring is a good time to prune your boxwood shrubs.
Peach and Apple trees need to be sprayed with a fungicide recommended for fruit trees, and spray the trees while the blossoms are on the tree.
Prune back Holly shrubs that have gotten too large. If needed, you can prune back to 18 inches.
Need to divide your Hostas? When the leaves start to show you can divide and plant elsewhere in a shady part of the garden. Use a solution of SuperThrive as a root stimulator for best results after planting.
Fertilize Pecan Trees with a fruit tree fertilizer and water in well after.
Check for scale insects on Camellias and Euonymus. Spray with a horticultural oil, if you detect the insects.
March is the last month recommended to prune Roses to half their original size. Fertilize with Bayer Advanced Rose Fertilizer after pruning and apply once a month. Click Here For More Information on Roses.
There is still time to plant winter veggies. Click Here For More Information. All vegetables can be grown in large containers. I prefer to grow my vegetables in containers. Click Here For Cedar Planters.
Fertilize shrubs with a shrub and tree fertilizer and water in well.
Flowering shrubs such as Winter Honeysuckle, Quince, and Forsythia can be pruned after flowering.
One of the best time to plant fruit and nut trees is in early spring. Nurseries have a good selection of these trees in spring, but hurry the selection usually goes fast.
©Cheryl Ann Meola Texas Certified Nursery Professional #1282

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